The Coordinator 12th Abuja International Housing Show, Festus Adebayo says this year’s edition will witness new innovations in the areas of different platforms that have been added to the largest housing show on the continent.
The Coordinator of the Show stated this in an interview with Housing TV in his office, a statement said.
The 12th Abuja International Housing Show is expected to hold July 16th – 19th 2018 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
The Show will have has its theme, “Driving Growth and Sustainability in Nigeria Housing and Mortgage Markets-Improving Structures and Policies for Impact.”
Adebayo listed some of the unique innovations to include introduction of CEO’s Forum, women in housing sector initiative, international real estate investment forum and the segment for youth in real estate development.
According to him “CEO’s forum is unique in the sense that the leaders in the real estate, banking, building materials and technology will be meeting together to address the issue of affordable housing finance holistically.”
He added that “we will be launching women in housing sector initiative. The show will also feature youth in real estate development. As you know, there are a lot of youths who are doing very well in the real estate and there are some youths who have not discovered opportunities in the sector, the idea is to teach them and to catch them young, give them education on mortgage among others.”
The largest real estate festival in Africa will be declared open by the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo and will be assisted by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammad Musa Bello, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, the Ministers of State in the Ministry, Suleiman Hassan and Mustapha Baba Shehuri as well as Governors of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki and that of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello.
Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Works and Housing, Hon. Freda Prempeh will also deliver an address as a guest of honour and will lead a host of Ghanian Parlimentarians.
The Guest Speakers for the housing finance section of the 12th Abuja Housing Show are drawn from the World Bank, African Union of Housing Finance, Central Bank of Nigeria, Shelter Afrique Kenya, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company, UN Habitat, OPIC Investment USA, Umar Shuaibu Coordinator of Abuja Metropolitan Management Council, among others.
The Coordinator said this year’s edition will feature 30 Speakers and 350 exhibitors from not less than 10 Countries.
Malikatu Umar Shuaibu